The University of Maine will offer a three-week science course starting on June 25th, INT 188 Introduction to Integrated Science and Career Exploration. The course is open to first-year college students and high school juniors and seniors wishing to explore career opportunities in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM). In the course, students apply basic science, math, and thinking skills to explore problems that are real, relevant, and engaging. Students practice specific skills such as graphing and data analysis, critical thinking, and communication and apply the skills in an open-ended research project, and present their findings in a poster symposium at the end of the course.
Due to overwhelming demand, the social work program has offered a second workshop on Social Work Ethics.
This workshop will be on June 14th, from 9 AM - 3:30 PM at the Hutchinson Center.
This workshop will provide an understanding of the use of professional Social Work Ethics in Social Work or Human Services practice. Hot topic areas will include ethical management of social media in a “Facebook” environment; the ethical pitfalls in the use of technology; and ethical dilemmas in mental health and diagnostic assessment. Boundary issues in a rural environment will be a major focus with an emphasis on how the use of ethical practice improves professional practice and enhances outcomes for clients.
Please see the attached PDF for registration information.
Who Does She Think She Is?, a documentary by Academy Award-winning producer Pamela Tanner Boll (Born Into Brothels), features five diverse women who refuse to choose between being a mother and being an artist. While the film focuses on artists in particular, it also speaks more generally to mothers who strive to balance their desire to mother with their desire to pursue other dreams. The film goes beyond the individual stories by raising thought-provoking questions about our society. The film will be followed by a panel discussion with four local artists who have first-hand experience balancing mothering and art.
This event is free and open to all. March 28th, 7 PM at the Hutchinson Center.
Please visit http://www.whodoesshethinksheis.net/
to learn more about the content of this documentary.
For more information visit our websites, Facebook pages, or contact us by email
http://www.umaine.edu/mainemotherdaughterproject/ OR http://belfastcreativecoalition.org/
Facebook: MaineMotherDaughterProject OR BelfastCreativeCoalition
This project is supported by the Maine Humanities Council, The University of Maine Hutchinson Center, Department of Sociology and Women’s Studies Program
In these difficult times, even non-profit directors, their staff and boards need to be proactive in guiding their organizations and leveraging their dollars and resources to their best advantage.
The University of Maine Hutchinson Centerís Nonprofit Certificate Management program is offering the workshop, “Strategic Planning and Management in the Nonprofit Organization” on Monday, April 1st from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. It is being team taught by Deb Burwell and Jane Haskell.
Strategic planning has evolved to meet our rapidly shifting environment. We will review past approaches, identify current uses, and highlight limitations. As a process, strategic planning is more of a mind-set than a one-time activity. We will explore how to design, implement, and evaluate user-friendly plans that have flexibility and room for change. With your organization in mind, we will practice using strategic planning tools and techniques. Each person will leave with an outline for developing a viable strategic plan.
Deb Burwell supports nonprofit leaders and their organizations in being sustainable and inspired. She has guided Strategic Planning for 18 years, and continuously discovers improved and relevant planning methods to take advantage of opportunities and address challenges as they arise. The business she co-runs, Paddling the Rapids, honors the courage it takes to stay the course while navigating the rapids.
Jane Haskell brings over 20 years of experience in the design and implementation of experiential community development programs for youth and adults as a UMaine Extension professor. She is a co-creator of Strengthening Your Facilitation Skills, a training series designed to help local citizens as well as professional staff learn how to get work done more effectively and efficiently in group meetings.
The University of Maine Hutchinson Center, Route 3, Belfast, has designed the certificate program in non-profit organizational management for non-profit organization executives, staff members, and leaders to deal with contemporary issues and problems using realistic, “hands on” strategies. The various workshops will encourage interactive discussion of “real world” situations and actively engage participants in quality planning, effective program/service development, creative problem solving, and issue resolution. This certificate represents yet another of the offerings that the University of Maine Hutchinson Center has created to be responsive to the educational needs of the community.
The non-profit workshops will appeal to those involved in a variety of organizational roles, including executive directors, board/trustee members, business managers, development officers, program officers, and those holding similar positions. Those not currently engaged in non-profit organizational rolesóbut seeking to move into these career areasówill also gain a great deal from participation in these workshops.
Register for any one workshop or for the series by contacting Nancy Boyington at the Hutchinson Center at 338-8002 (toll free 800-753-9044) or
. The cost for each one-day workshop is $150 and $255 for the two-day grant writing workshop. Each workshop fee will include continental breakfast, lunch and all workshop materials.
“Exquisiting in the Ordinary”, a faculty show of paintings, prints and works in mixed media by Kris Engman and Dina Petrillo will open at 5PM on Friday, March 1st at the Fredrick Hutchinson Center, University of Maine Belfast campus.
This show of over a hundred pieces will include work in a wide range of materials by both Engman and Petrillo, with a focus on a large body of oil paintings in still life by Engman and prints that combine photography and etching press emboss by Petrillo.
About the goal of her work, Engman says, “For the past decade, Iíve worked directly from the Waldo County landscape which is my home. I feel connected to the woods and waterways of midcoast Maine and believe that by painting the ëordinarinessí of these surroundings, my community and I can be reminded of how beautiful it is in its natural state.” And she continues, “ Privately, I believe that when we find beauty in something, we tend to want to safeguard it.” She concludes, “As a teacher and artist, I use any opportunity I can to speak out about preserving the wild world. I have collaborated with the Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine and served on the Board of Waterfall Arts, a Belfast arts organization, whose mission it is to ëcreate community in harmony with Natureë.”
Petrillo muses on Engmanís paintings, “You might pass them, as if they were the thing they represent, a cluster of broken egg shells left on a counter, there in the drowsy normalness of ones kitchen, and then you are struck, as if inhaling a startlingly cold breath and commanded to wait and look, and really look for a long stretched moment at how exquisite a thing might be, a thing so unprepossessing, quiet, that we that we might have missed it.” And she goes on to say, “Krisís paintings remind us that it is the stuff, things, people, places, creatures and events of our own lived lives that we could do a better job of enjoying, of gracing with our attention and in her paintings she has captured that ëlo and behold ëmoment - a gathering of broken eggs shells is a lotus flower struck just so by the morning sun or a row of tomatoes glisten jewel-like in a late afternoon winterís gloaming.
David Estey says about Krisís extensive body of work, “Many of you know Kris for her extraordinary drawings, paintings and sculpture.~ These latest paintings will show what a great colorist she is and how she has gained from exploring photoshop.”
Engman was born in New England, educated at the Maine College of Art, The Rhode Island School of Design and the University of Pennsylvania. Sheís traveled throughout Europe, living for a time in Eastern Europe while teaching in the Hungarian Public Schools and in 1997, founded Project Kalocsa, a cultural exchange between Kalocsa, Hungary and Belfast, Maine. Engman teaches in the Art Department the University of Maine in Orono. She now lives in Liberty and has two grown daughters.
WEBSITE: www.kerstinengman.com Kerstin Engman 2012
Petrilloís show “Creature Botaniche: Piante e Forme Umane Congiunte” of forty works in print, encaustic and mixed media opened in Crevalcore Italy last April at Castello di Galeazza. Clark Lawrence, curator of the show says about the way Petrillo works, “As an inquisitive artist and educator, her eyes and mind are open wide, and she's just as comfortable addressing difficult aesthetic issues as she is fascinated by many tiny details in life that other people don't even notice - from the delicate patterns of tree trunks chewed by goats to the tiny ridges on leaves. Petrillo mainly uses what is around her, beginning by freely garnering materials, ideas, and images; then she begins to confidently combine and layer them into compositions of bees wax and papers, photographs, ink, paints, and plant material from her surroundings.”
Lawrence concludes, “Dina is fantastically curious, greedy and inventive!”
Petrillo says about the prints in “Creature Botaniche”, my gaze settles on different features and the foregrounds and backgrounds seem to go in and out of focus. Itís a perceptual experience thatís ambivalent - tentative, shifting between revealing and concealing something about the human and botanical forms. She continues, “ I have an urge to fuse them - humans and plants as if mending and healing in printed prayer” And she finishes, “I imagine the ink, images and paper pressing a warp and weft making a tapestry celebrating and cautioning our conjoined fates.?I'm trying to achieve imagery that is beautiful enough to dwell on... prompt the viewer to linger and consider a question.” A number of pieces remain in the collection of Corte Eremo in [Marker]Mantova, the organizationís new home after the earthquakes last Spring that shook northern Italy. Website: www.dinapetrillo.com
Petrillo originally from New York, moved to Maine more than a decade ago and runs the Post Office Studio Workshop in downtown Belfast. Petrillo holds a BA in Human Ecology from College of the Atlantic, and MA in Arts and Art Education from Columbia University and an MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College. In 2013, she and her husband Ryan started Belfast Bay Shade Company and recently exhibited their botanical collagraph and fine art lampshades in the competitive Designer Maker Handmade division of the New York International Gift Fair at the Javits Center in New York City this past January.
The reception will run 5-7, Friday, March 1st at the Hutchinson Center on Rt. 3 in Belfast. Refreshments will be served and all are welcome.
Register for the Nonprofit workshop, "Effective Use of Volunteers" to be held on Monday, March 4, 2013 with Dr. Frank Burtnett. This is the first workshop in the Nonprofit Organzation Management Certificate Program offered through the UMaine Hutchinson Center at 80 Belmont Ave., Belfast. The workshop will begin at 8:30 am and conclude at 4:00 pm and includes workshop materials, continental breakfast and lunch. The cost for the workshop is $150. Upon completion of six workshops that comprise the program, individuals will earn a Certificate in Nonprofit Organization Management from the University of Maine Hutchinson Center. You can register for any one workshop or for the series.
Volunteers are often the life-blood of the nonprofit organization, allowing it to fulfill its mission with limited expenditures for paid staff members. Every aspect of volunteer management will be examined, including volunteer identification, preparation, retention, evaluation and recognition. Finally, the blending of paid staff and volunteers will be addressed.
To register or for a free copy of the full 2013 brochure, contact Nancy Boyington at the UMaine Hutchinson Center at 333-8002 or email:
or visit the Hutchinson Center website and click on the COMMUNITY PROGRAMS link at the top of the home page.